Package: debian-policy Version: 220.127.116.11 Severity: wishlist Background: ---------- The menu structure define the list of sections and subsections of the Debian menu system (which are displayed in window-managers menus). The official list is part of the Debian menu subpolicy. This list is a bit outdated, so we are proposing an update. Proposal: -------- Following discussion on debian-policy I am formally proposing the new Debian menu structure devised by Linas Zvirblis to be included in the Debian menu subpolicy. For transitionning from the old structure, the translate_menus system will be reused. What should you do: ------------------ --- As a packages maintainer: check whether your menu entry fit in the new structure. --- As a translator: check whether the new names are easier to understand and translate. --- As a Debian user: check whether the new structure improve the Debian menu system. Thanks in advance for all your suggestions for improvement. Please send them to this buglog so we find them. Please find in attachment: ------------------------- 1) The proposed new menu structure 2) The translate_menus file. To experiment with the new menu structure, copy this file to /etc/menu-methods/ and rerun update-menus, the new menu structure will be in effect as far as renaming of section are concerned (this will not add/remove new sections by itself). Note that this is English only until menu is translated (which will happen as soon as the new structure is finalised and official). Summary of changes: ------------------ 1) Removed section: Apps/Tools Games/Sports Screen/Root-window 2) Renamed sections: Applications [was:Apps] Educational [was:Education] HAM Radio [was:Hamradio] Mathematical [was:Math] Network [was:Net] Scientific [was:Science] System/Administration [was:Admin] System/Language Environment [was:Language-Environment] Terminal Emulators [was:XShells] Games Blocks [was:Tetris-like] Screen Saving [was:Save] Locking [was:Lock] Window Managers [was:WindowManagers] Modules [was:WindowManagers/Modules] 3) New sections: Applications [was:Apps] Accessibility [new] Data Management [new] File Management [new] Mobile Devices [new] Network [was:Net] Network/Communication [new] Network/File Transfer [new] Network/Monitoring [new] Network/Web Browsing [new] Network/Web News [new] Office [new] Project Management [new] System System/Hardware [new] System/Monitoring [new] System/Package Management [new] System/Security [new] Technical Technical/Electronics [new] Technical/Engineering [new] TV and Radio [new] Video [new] Web Development [new] Games Tools [new] Acknowledgement: --------------- This new structure was devised by Linas Zvirblis with input from the debian-policy mailing list. Cheers, -- Bill. <firstname.lastname@example.org> Imagine a large red swirl here.
Applications [was:Apps] Normal applications. This is top level section, do not put entries here. Accessibility [new] Tools to aid people with disabilities or on machines lacking usual input devices. gok, yasr, dasher Data Management [new] Interactive database programs, collection managers, bibliography tools etc. gaby, alexandria, mdbtools Editors Editors, other than office word processors, for text based information. ksubtile, nano, hexedit Educational [was:Education] Educational and training software. gtypist, gcompris, quiz Emulators Software that allows you to run non-native software or more than one OS at a time. wine, dosemu, qemu File Management [new] Tools for file management, archiving, searching, CD/DVD burning and backup. file-roller, mc, baobab Graphics 2D and 3D graphics manipulation software. gimp, inkscape, imagemagick HAM Radio [was:Hamradio] Anything relating to HAM radio. baken, hamsoft, twlog Mathematical [was:Math] Mathematics related software. gcalctool, snapea, xeukleides Mobile Devices [new] Software that allows you to interface with mobile devices (phones, PDA's etc.). kandy, gnokii, gnome-pilot Network [was:Net] Network related software. This is three level menu, do not put entries in second (this) level. Network/Communication [new] Mail, USENET news, chat, instant messaging, IP telephony, video conferencing software. xchat, gaim, mutt Network/File Transfer [new] File transfer software such as download managers, FTP clients, P2P clients. amule, gftp, d4x Network/Monitoring [new] Network monitoring software. gip, ettercap, iptstate Network/Web Browsing [new] Web browsers, tools for offline browsing. elinks, epiphany-browser, webhttrack Network/Web News Web feed (RSS, Atom etc.) and podcast aggregators. akregator, kitty, liferea Office [new] Office suites, word processors, spreadsheets, address books, CRM, ERP, financial sofware. openoffice.org, tinyerp-client, rubrica Programming IDEs, debuggers, etc. anjuta, gdb, eclipse Project Management [new] Timetable managers, group task trackers, bug tracking software, UML tools etc. planner, tcm, gnotime Scientific [was:Science] Programs for science, natural and other. ncbi-epcr, earth3d, therion Shells Various shells to be used inside a terminal emulator. bash, ksh, zsh Sound Sound players, editors and rippers/recorders. beep-media-player, grip, audacity System System related software. This is three level menu, do not put entries in second (this) level. System/Administration [was:Admin] Administrative and system configuration utilities, also tools for personal user settings. gnome-control-center, configure-debian, gksu System/Hardware [new] Tools for manipulating specific hardware, especially non-standard laptop hardware. toshutils, nvclock-gtk, nvtv System/Language Environment [was:Language-Environment] This section is reserved to language-env as a special case. System/Monitoring [new] System information and monitoring tools, log viewers. top, hal-device-manager, gtkdiskfree System/Package Management [new] Package managers and related tools. aptitude, deborphan, smartpm System/Security [new] Security, cryptography and privacy related software, antiviruses, tools to track and report bugs. gpgkeys, bastille, avscan Technical Engineering related software. This is three level menu, do not put entries in second (this) level. Technical/Electronics [new] Circuit design tools, simulators and assemblers for microprocessors etc. geda, gnucap, tkgate Technical/Engineering [new] CAD tools and other technical software not directly related to electronics. gpsman, qcad, pythoncad Terminal Emulators [was:XShells] Terminal emulators - graphical terminals. xterm, gnome-terminal, rxvt Text Text oriented tools like dictionaries, OCR, translation and text analysis software etc. kdrill, stardict, turkey TV and Radio [new] TV-in, TV-out, FM radio, teletext browsers etc. gradio, gatos, alevt Viewers Software for viewing images, documents and other (not video) media. gqview, evince, gthumb Video [new] Video players, editors and rippers/recorders. istanbul, totem, kino Web Development [new] Software for web site editing, web programming and site administration. bluefish, screem, gphpedit Games Games and recreations. This is top level section, do not put entries here. Adventure Role playing and adventure games, interactive movies and stories. beneath-a-steel-sky, egoboo, kq Arcade Games that involve a lot of action and require fast reflexes. xsoldier, supertux, xmoto Blocks [was:Tetris-like] Tetris-like games involving falling blocks. crack-attack, frozen-bubble, netris Board Games played on a board. phalanx, xshogi, xboard Card Games involving a deck of cards. pysol, ace-of-penguins, xpat2 Puzzles Tests of ingenuity and logic. xmpuzzles, sgt-puzzles, enigma Simulation Simulations of the real world in all detail and complexity. flightgear, torcs, [fillme] Strategy Games involving long term strategic thinking. wesnoth, widelands, netpanzer Tools [new] Server browsers, configurators, editors and other game related tools that are not games themselves. xqf, crystalspace, [fillme] Toys Amusements, eye-candy, entertaining demos, screen hacks (screenavers) etc. xdesktopwaves, xphoon, xpenguins Help Programs that provide user documentation. Can (and should) also contain entries for important documents. debian-reference, apt-howto, dhelp Screen Programs that affect the whole screen. This is top level section, do not put entries here. Saving [was:Save] Tools for blanking the screen. Entries of screen hacks and configuration GUIs should go to other appropriate sections. xscreensaver, xlockmore, [fillme] Locking [was:Lock] Tools for locking the screen. xscreensaver, xlockmore, [fillme] Window Managers [was:WindowManagers] X window managers. fluxbox, metacity, waimea Modules [was:WindowManagers/Modules] Window manager modules. As only modules related to running WM are shown, do not create subsections for specific WMs. fvwm, fvwm-gnome, wmaker
substitute section->section Apps/Databases "Apps/Data Management" endtranslate substitute section->section Apps/Education Apps/Educational endtranslate substitute section->section Apps/Hamradio "Apps/HAM Radio" endtranslate substitute section->section Apps/Math Apps/Mathematical endtranslate substitute section->section Apps/Net Apps/Network endtranslate substitute section->section Apps/Science Apps/Scientific endtranslate substitute section->section Apps/System/Admin Apps/System/Administration endtranslate substitute section->section Apps/System/Language-Environment "Apps/System/Language Environment" endtranslate substitute section->section Games/Tetris-like Games/Blocks endtranslate substitute section->section WindowManagers/Modules Modules endtranslate substitute section->section WindowManagers "Window Managers" endtranslate substitute section->section XShells "Apps/Terminal Emulators" endtranslate substitute section->section Screen/Lock Screen/Locking endtranslate substitute section->section Screen/Save Screen/Saving endtranslate substitute section->section Apps/ Applications/ endtranslate
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